Péter Jacsó

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IT may appear blasphemous to paraphrase the title of the classic article of Vannevar Bush but it may be a mitigating factor that it is done to pay tribute to another legendary scientist, Eugene Garfield. His ideas of citationbased searching, resource discovery and quantitative evaluation of publications serve as the basis for many of the most innovative and(More)
Purpose – A previous paper by the present author described the pros and cons of using the three largest cited reference enhanced multidisciplinary databases and discussed and illustrated in general how the theoretically sound idea of the h-index may become distorted depending on the software and the content of the database(s) used, and the searchers’ skill(More)
This paper focuses on the practical limitations in the content and software of the databases that are used to calculate the h-index for assessing the publishing productivity and impact of researchers. To celebrate F. W. Lancaster’s biological age of seventy-five, and “scientific age” of forty-five, this paper discusses the related features of Google(More)
  • Péter Jacsó
  • Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the…
  • 2001
The Journal Citation Reports ® (JCR), published by the Institute for Scientific Information, annually ranks more than 6,500 science and social science journals, by calculating their impact factors (and many other useful measures) from the citations they receive from journals monitored by ISI in the Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Science Citation Index(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of recent experiments in determining the h-index at the country level for the 10 Ibero-American countries of South America. Design/methodology/approach – The three citation index components (Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index) of the Web of(More)
An increasing number of online information services calculate and report the citedness score of the source documents and provide a link to the group of records of the citing documents. The citedness score depends on the breadth of source coverage, and the ability of the software to identify the cited documents correctly. The citedness score may be a good(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the journal impact rankings of the open access SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) database and the subscription-based Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the SJR database which offers essential scientometric information for more than 17,000 scholarly and(More)